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A Bad Week to Break Into My House: Self Defense Classes and Adam Glass Lecture This Week

Hey all, I must inform you that if you’ve been planning on breaking into my house, this week is going to be a bad time.  Former tech sergeant, expert marksman, hand-to-hand-combat expert, and man of 1000 scowls Adam T. Glass is going to be staying in our guest bedroom.

Tomorrow evening at the Sprague Library (here are the library locations), Adam will be giving a self-defense for beginners workshop. It’s free to everyone, and if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come.  You’ll leave safer. 7 PM.

On Wednesday evening, the workshop will be repeated at the Main Library on Level 4. 7 PM.

Thursday evening at 6:15, Adam will give a strongman performance, and some instruction, in the main thoroughfare at the Main Library.  Then at 7:00, I will speak briefly and then Adam will deliver a lecture called Iraq, Autism, and the Power of Movement. I can safely guarantee that it will be one of the most interesting nights this library has ever seen.

He’ll be talking about his brain injury, his experience in Iraq, the plasticity of the human brain, and perhaps most importantly, the situation our veterans are facing when they transition back into civilian life. Adam is the best speaker I’ve ever heard, and you know how much it pains me to say someone is better than I am.

All are welcome, it’s family friendly, and veterans are especially encouraged to come.


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  • Yusuf October 22, 2012, 2:13 pm

    If I was local, I wouldn’t hesitate for moment. Adam is engaging as hell as a speaker for those that are local, thinking about attending. Not for how animated and fancy his speech is but for how eerily precise, deliberate, and real it is.

    Josh — you’re better with adjectives than I am. But do you think I came close?

    • Josh Hanagarne October 22, 2012, 2:22 pm

      You know what, I think “eerily precise” is exactly right, and you can now wear the adjective tiara.

      • Yusuf October 22, 2012, 2:55 pm

        Yes. Score!

  • Amy October 22, 2012, 3:51 pm

    Dang it! We’ll have to reschedule our homeschool lesson on breaking & entering. Lane will be disappointed.

    • Josh Hanagarne October 22, 2012, 3:52 pm

      You can still try, you’ll just get caught.

      • Amy October 22, 2012, 3:54 pm

        🙂 We’d probably get caught anyway he’s got a pretty noticeable vocal tic going currently. I guess we’ll have to teach skills that don’t involve crimes.

        • Josh Hanagarne October 22, 2012, 4:12 pm

          Every time I watch an episode of the Walking Dead, I think: I’d never be able to hide from the zombies. I’d get everyone killed in the first minute.

  • Ara Bedrossian October 23, 2012, 5:56 am

    “Man of 1000 scowls” hahaha.
    Sounds like the library and its patrons are fortunate to have Adam speak.

  • Heather October 23, 2012, 9:11 am

    Josh, we need Adam to do this same stuff here in WV, especially at Cabell Public and Kanawha County Public libraries. The Veterans would greatly appreciate it. I’d invite him to come speak at Wayne High School for our Veterans’ Day Assembly, but I don’t think he’d get to do his strong-man show then. He’d need all our gym classes for that. That’d be awesome, too, because he could show them cool stuff! Have fun y’all!

    • Josh Hanagarne October 23, 2012, 9:49 am

      Heather, he speaks a lot without doing any of the performing. If you’re ever truly interested in having him come out, let me know.